Vision Iowa May Be Reconsidering Its $140,000 Taxpayer-Funded Grant for a Christian Park

Earlier this week, we learned that Shepherd’s Garden, a Christian-themed park being built in Sioux City, Iowa, was set to receive a $140,000 grant from the taxpayer-funded “Vision Iowa” program:

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent the Vision Iowa group a letter detailing the constitutional violations that taxpayers would be on the hook for if the courts ruled against them:

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Guy Who Says Evolution is “Anti-American” Donates Dinosaur Skeleton to Creation Museum

Michael Peroutka believes the idea of evolution is anti-American.

He believes it because the Declaration of Independence cites a “Creator.” And because he’s a Young Earth Creationist who doesn’t care about the facts.

… The promotion of evolution is an act of disloyalty to America, that’s what I’m saying… You either believe in Creation, by which you have rights that government is designed to protect, or you believe that all men are slime and that you have no rights at all.

It’s hardly a surprise, then, that someone so out of touch with reality would join forces with the Creation Museum’s Ken Ham.

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A Documentary About How the World Didn’t End

Finally, a movie about how the world’s not going to end. (It’s like an anti-Michael Bay film.)

Zeke Piestrup, an independent filmmaker, spent time with Harold Camping in the days before his infamous May 21, 2011 Rapture prediction and created Apocalypse Later: Harold Camping vs. The End of the World:

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Why Your Miracles Aren’t Really Miracles

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why your miracles aren’t really miracles:

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Liberty Counsel Attorney: Atheism is a Religion, So Teaching Evolution Must Be Banned

I posted yesterday about how a judge dismissed American Atheists’ lawsuit against the IRS in which AA argued that the government was “giving preferential treatment to churches and religious organizations.”

The judge threw out the suit because AA didn’t have proper standing to bring about the case. They never applied to become a church or a religious organization, the logic went, so they were never really discriminated against by the IRS. If they were, then they might be able to challenge the law.

Attorney Harry Mihet of the conservative Christian group Liberty Counsel attempted to extrapolate that explanation as far as it could go… which takes him, as expected, to absurd places.

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